D7 ATP Information
Counties covered by MnDOT's District 7 area are:
- Blue Earth
- Le Sueur
Surface Transportation Program
Federally funded transportation projects will be solicited soon by the District 7 Area Transportation Partnership (ATP-7) for inclusion in the 2016-2019 Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP), using Surface Transportation Funds.
The STIP was approved by MnDOT on September 21, 2014 and the printed book was sent to FHWA October 1, 2014. The 2015-2018 STIP has been posted in PDF format.
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Accepting 2019 projects
The Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. ATP-7 will be selecting projects for 2019.
Greater Minnesota applicants are to submitt a letter of intent describing the key components of their project. A regional representative contacts applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application.
Deadlines for the Greater Minnesota applicants are:
- Oct. 31, 2014 - Letter of intent deadline
- Jan. 9, 2015 - Full grant application deadline
- April 15, 2015 - Grant recipients announced
For more information:
- TAP program eligibility requirements and regional contacts,
- TAP Letter of Intent form, www.mndot.gov/map-21/pdf/tap-loi.pdf
- Safe Routes to School program, www.mndot.gov/saferoutes/grants.html
- Minnesota Scenic Byways, www.mndot.gov/scenicbyways/
What is Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)?
Mn/DOT created ATP to emphasize greater public involvement in preparation of transportation plans and programs.
There are eight ATPs in Minnesota (one for each Mn/DOT District area).
Every year, the ATPs develop an Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) which cover a minimum four-year period. ATIPs include all projects seeking federal aid highway, state trunk highway, and federal transit sources of funding.
The ATP 7 is working to meet the goals of new federal transportation law - MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).To distribute the funds a Statewide Performance Program was created to allow Minnesota to meet performance targets on the National Highway System - a key focus of MAP-21.
New funding programs in MAP-21 include:
- National Highway Performance Program (National Highway System includes all principle arterials)
- Surface Transportation Program (Non principle arterial roadways - state, city, county, transit capital, off-system bridges)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (highway safety & rail)
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Metro only)
- Metropolitan Planning (includes Mankato/North Mankato area)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (Safe Routes to School, recreational trails, former enhancements, other)
ATP 7 solicits projects for:
- Surface Transportation Program (small urban, rural and transit capital)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (within a statewide framework)
Current project maps
- ATP 7 state highway construction program (draft) 2015-2018
- ATP 7 parks and trails enhancement projects
- ATP 7 2015-2018 local projects
Current and past Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs are available on MnDOT’s Web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan